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Bullseye! Hotel Zetta Opens Today With $175 Starting Rates

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  Site Where: 55 5th Street [map], San Francisco, CA, United States, 94103
February 18, 2013 at 11:34 AM | by | ()

UPDATE 2:05pm, A rep for the hotel informs us that the hotel is experiencing some minor delays and will not be opening today. As of now, the Zetta is on track to open later this week.

San Francisco's newest belle opens today in the city's SoMa district, right next to the Powell St BART stop. The 116-room Hotel Zetta is in fact a Viceroy Hotel, and is the latest output from the brand's "Urban Retreat" collection (this is also what will open in New York next September).

The original building that houses the Zetta was actually built in 1913, and the hotel features "reclaimed" decor like a front desk made out of old lumberyard wood, a chandelier made out of old sunglasses, and a "used electronics" art installation that incorporates old cell phones, computer chips and other expired gadgetry that was donated by locals (this is the home of Google and Facebook, after all) last month.

Best of all: the hotel had been keeping quiet about its lobby restaurant (the website still lists an unnamed "exclusive destination restaurant"), but SF Gate finally spilled the beans last week that the venue will be called The Cavalier.

Run by Ana Weinberg and chef Jennifer Puccio, The Cavalier will be a "London-inspired brasserie," with leather banquettes and polished brass giving the place a vintage feel, as well as a "semi-private bar and lounge" in the back of the restaurant named Marianne's, after Marianne Faithful (whom we love). Weinberg and Puccio will also handle the food and drink menus at the S&R lobby bar (pictured). The Cavalier is set to open later this summer.

Meanwhile, inside the rooms, guests will find oversized butcher block desks, 46" smart TVs with G-LINK connecting ports, Illy espresso machines, and a hand-stitched antique rug collage in every room. We're also loving the simple, elegant gray-and-white bathrooms with chrome faucets and Neil George toiletries (pictured).

Try booking a night through the hotel's soft opening special, which is offering rates for as low as $175/night. Not bad, Zetta!

[Photo: Hotel Zetta]

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